HTC Wildfire, one of the latest handsets HTC Corporation launched on the market with Google's Android operating system on board, is now available for purchase in the UK via wireless carrier Vodafone. Meant to be a smartphone that would bring Android to the masses, the new HTC Wildfire can be acquired from the operator for free upon the signing of a contract agreement on a Pay monthly plan starting at £20 per month.
“The HTC Wildfire
makes it easy to keep up with friends on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. Friend Stream shows all three on one screen – so you can poke, update, tweet and post photos without darting between your favorite sites. […] Hunting for funny texts or that chat you had with a mate is a thing of the past with the HTC Wildfire. It organizes contacts so everything you’ve received from each of them is in one place. It even tells you when friends’ birthdays are coming up,” the wireless carrier notes on its website.
The HTC Wildfire was announced officially about a month ago as the successor of the high-end HTC Desire. When compared to the predecessor, the new device
comes with a lower price tag attached to it, while being aimed mainly at a younger audience. However, HTC announced at the time that Google's Android 2.1 platform and the new HTC Sense user experience would still be present on the new device, just as on the Desire.
When it comes to the specs list of the new phone
, we should mention a 3.2-inch QVGA (240 x 320 pixel
) touchscreen display, a 5-megapixel photo snapper with auto focus and LED Flash, support for Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR connectivity options, as well as a 525MHz Qualcomm MSM7225 processor that powers the device, coupled with 384MB of RAM and 512MB of internal memory. A microSD memory card slot enables users to expand the available storage space.
On the features side, HTC Wildfire comes with the Friend Stream application, which was meant to provide content from social networks straight to the handset's home screen, including updates from Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr. At the same time, the new mobile phone packs support for Flash Player, while being able to provide access to thousands of applications available for download via the Android Market. The HTC Wildfire can be seen on Vodafone UK
's website here